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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game .. For Sega Fan boys and racer fan alike
I have been playing this over the weekend and its another great racing game. For those new to the title it's a bit like Mario Kart but with the added twist of you having to automatically turn into a boat or plane during the race as the track disappears due to a set piece explosion or something similar. The different transformations are suitably different with the boat...
Published on 19 Nov 2012 by Thedrisk

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun but glitchy
The game is really good fun and I would say better than mario kart in a lot of ways but there are a few really annoying glitches which make you constantly respawn.
The game also seems to crash a lot.
Published 15 months ago by Bob


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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Limited edition sonic racing game, 13 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed: Limited Edition (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
Bought as a Christmas gift but I'm sure the recepient will be pleased as they asked for the limited edition
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great game, but not better than the original, 24 Nov 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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This is a fun, colourful kart racer that's easy to pick up and difficult to master. It references many years of Sega's history and is enjoyable to play alone or with friends.

It's safe to say it takes plenty of inspiration from the Mario Kart series, but it does enough things differently to have a personality of it's own.

The problem is, the original "Sonic and Sega Allstars Racing" was a little bit more polished. Therefore if you haven't played it already, I'd recommend picking that one up first at a much cheaper price. For fans of the original, this is a decent return for the series but it's not an essential purchase as the new changes aren't exciting enough to make this game throughly desirable.

No doubt the biggest new feature is the ability to transform into a boat or a plane at predetermined points in a track. Sometimes this is incredibly fun, with certain tracks containing exciting boat or plane sequences.. such as hitting a large tidal wave or narrowly flying in between buildings. However it can often be a detriment, with tight confusing cave sections highlighting the generally sludgy boat controls or confusing aerial sections that can sometimes leave you lost. Some of the tracks are absolutely fantastic though and you'll really get a kick out of them first run through. The problem is, the game has these fantastic moments that honestly just don't happen often enough. Many of the tracks are generic and uninteresting while others can give the illusion of multiple shortcuts only for you to swiftly find out that it's just a wall or a drop off of the track.

The new career mode takes over the previous challenge mode and is generally a lot less varied. You earn stars for completing events and this unlocks multiple pathways to other events, which sounds interesting, but really acts as a glorified menu. The events only contain a few different types and you might find yourself just wanting to play normal races to progress. The Sega miles system has been removed and instead of 'buying' unlockables, they now have to be obtained through the career. Personally I much preferred the old system which rewarded playing in all modes. The various stats menus have also been removed, leaving this game to be completely streamlined throughout.

One of the biggest faults of the original and this game is the rather uninspiring power-ups. Even though most kart racer weapons only mimic their Mario counterparts, they still all feel a bit weak and unexciting. They even scrapped all of the power-ups from the original game, which seems rather odd seeing as their replacements are similar in function. All star moves have been kept, but they're much less varied this time around and that makes them much less exciting to use.

I can't help be disappointed with 'Transformed' overall, not because it's a bad game, but because it could and should have been much better. It changes or removes many things that were good about the original, has a fairly uninspired career mode and has wildly varying quality in track design. The new boat and plane sections can occasionally be great but it's a shame that often they're just not. This is still a fun game, it's still worth playing, but it's completely overshadowed by the game that came before it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun, 19 Nov 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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im very happy the game play is awesome would recommed it and the online is very fun too and the best part is the metal sonic dlc and stage
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 July 2014
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Bought this for my grandson and its brilliant
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 23 Oct 2014
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Good game no complain very solid kart racer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 4 Aug 2014
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As expected, no problems.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 27 Sep 2014
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would recomend
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 30 Nov 2014
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Works great
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 18 July 2014
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Great game
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 27 Oct 2014
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